Via the Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway:
“Watershed,” an exhibit featuring the work of 21 local artists, is now on display at the St. Croix River Visitor Center. The artwork includes photography, painting, ceramics, and fiber arts.
From May 2014 through March 2015, these artists gathered monthly at The Phipps Center for the Arts and other locations in the St. Croix River watershed for a series of seminars exploring three questions:
- What are sustainable art making practices?
- What is the role of artists to increase public understanding of art and sustainable issues?
- How can artists effect change?
The artists, all members of The Phipps’ “What We Need is Here” Seminar Arts Group, then created pieces to reflect the group’s experiences as related to watershed’s dual meaning: an area or region drained by a river and a time when important change happens.
The exhibit was organized by The Phipps Center for the Arts and received funding from the St. Croix Valley Foundation and the Wisconsin State Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin.
It will be on display through June 12.
The St. Croix River Visitor Center is located at 401 North Hamilton Street in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin. It is open 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily. Admission is free.
For additional information about the St. Croix River Visitor Center, call (715) 483-2274.